The British Herpetological Society

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pdf 09. Intraspecific variation in the colubrid snake genus Macroprotodon

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pp.237-245

Authors: E. Wade

Abstract: The current status of the forms of Mocroprotodon is summarised. Among the characters that were investigated the head patterns showed differences that were surprisingly consistent. The two recognised taxa, Mocroprotodon cucullotus cucullotus and Mocroprotodon cucullotus brevis, are reappraised and the existence of a third, Mocroprotodon cucullotus mouritonicus is confirmed. An attempt has been made to determine the affinities of the isolated populations and a brief resume of the habits together with some personal observations is presented.

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